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Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands From Bank ATMs



    Cromwell Bank Hit by ATM Scheme

    A bank in Cromwell was the target of a new ATM scheme called "jackpotting."

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    A Springfield, Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Connecticut to his role in a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars from bank ATMs

    Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Argenys Rodriguez pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. 

    Authorities say he and an accomplice engaged in what is called a “jackpotting” scheme in which one person posing as a repair technician installs malware on an ATM designed to cause the machine to dispense all its cash. A second person then withdraws the money. 

    Rodriguez and his accomplice were arrested at a Cromwell bank Jan. 27 where they withdrew more than $63,000 in one day. They had stolen more than $63,000 from an ATM in Rhode Island days earlier. 

    Rodriguez faces sentencing in September.